S8P1: Students will examine the scientific view of the nature of matter.

S8P1.c: Describe the movement of particles in solids, liquids, gases, and plasmas states.

 Phase Changes
 Temperature and Particle Motion

S8P1.d: Distinguish between physical and chemical properties of matter as physical (i.e., density, melting point, boiling point) or chemical (i.e., reactivity, combustibility).

 Density Experiment: Slice and Dice
 Density Laboratory
 Mineral Identification
 Phase Changes

S8P1.e: Distinguish between changes in matter as physical (i.e., physical change) or chemical (development of a gas, formation of precipitate, and change in color).

 Chemical Changes
 Density Experiment: Slice and Dice

S8P1.g: Identify and demonstrate the Law of Conservation of Matter.

 Chemical Changes
 Chemical Equations

S8P2: Students will be familiar with the forms and transformations of energy.

S8P2.a: Explain energy transformation in terms of the Law of Conservation of Energy.

 Air Track
 Energy Conversion in a System
 Energy of a Pendulum
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
 Roller Coaster Physics

S8P2.b: Explain the relationship between potential and kinetic energy.

 Energy Conversion in a System
 Energy of a Pendulum
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
 Roller Coaster Physics
 Sled Wars

S8P2.c: Compare and contrast the different forms of energy (heat, light, electricity, mechanical motion, sound) and their characteristics.

 Radiation

S8P2.d: Describe how heat can be transferred through matter by the collisions of atoms (conduction) or through space (radiation). In a liquid or gas, currents will facilitate the transfer of heat (convection).

 Conduction and Convection
 Heat Absorption
 Heat Transfer by Conduction
 Herschel Experiment
 Radiation

S8P3: Students will investigate relationship between force, mass, and the motion of objects.

S8P3.a: Determine the relationship between velocity and acceleration.

 Free Fall Tower
 Free-Fall Laboratory

S8P3.c: Demonstrate the effect of simple machines (lever, inclined plane, pulley, wedge, screw, and wheel and axle) on work.

 Ants on a Slant (Inclined Plane)
 Levers
 Pulley Lab
 Wheel and Axle

S8P4: Students will explore the wave nature of sound and electromagnetic radiation.

S8P4.a: Identify the characteristics of electromagnetic and mechanical waves.

 Longitudinal Waves
 Ripple Tank

S8P4.b: Describe how the behavior of light waves is manipulated causing reflection, refraction diffraction, and absorption.

 Basic Prism
 Color Absorption
 Heat Absorption
 Refraction

S8P4.d: Describe how the behavior of waves is affected by medium (such as air, water, solids).

 Longitudinal Waves
 Refraction
 Ripple Tank

S8P4.e: Relate the properties of sound to everyday experiences.

 Longitudinal Waves

S8P4.f: Diagram the parts of the wave and explain how the parts are affected by changes in amplitude and pitch.

 Hearing: Frequency and Volume
 Ripple Tank

S8P5: Students will recognize characteristics of gravity, electricity, and magnetism as major kinds of forces acting in nature.

S8P5.a: Recognize that every object exerts gravitational force on every other object and that the force exerted depends on how much mass the objects have and how far apart they are.

 Gravitational Force

S8P5.b: Demonstrate the advantages and disadvantages of series and parallel circuits and how they transfer energy.

 Circuit Builder

S8P5.c: Investigate and explain that electric currents and magnets can exert force on each other.

 Electromagnetic Induction
 Magnetism

Correlation last revised: 4/4/2018

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